Ms. Turner

Ms. Turner
  • Email: caitlinturner@pittsburgusd.net

     

    Office Hours:

    Wednesdays 3:15pm - 4 pm

    via Zoom or phone thru the Remind App 

     

    Degrees and Certifications:

    B.A.: History of Art - San Francisco State University 

    CA Single Subject Credential - St. Mary’s College of California

     

  • “Looking at the past must only be a means

    of understanding more clearly what and who you are

    — so you can more wisely build the future.”

    - Paulo Freire

  • Greetings Scholars + Tiger Community, 

     

    My name is Ms. Turner and I am excited to join the Tiger Team at Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School as your 6th grade Ancient History teacher. This is my first full year teaching, though I have had the honor of working in Bay Area schools for the past three years. I attended San Francisco State University where I graduated with a degree in History of Art. My passion for history and working with youth in our community is what inspired me to join the Tiger Team!

    Throughout this course, we will investigate the cultures, artifacts and geography of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Kush, India, China, Greece, and Rome. My hope is that in this class you will gain a better understanding that history is not just about what happened in the past; instead, history is about the lessons these stories tell. Through exploring these stories, or histories, we can build and reimagine a more humanizing future. I became a teacher because I truly believe that YOU have the power within you to do this difficult but necessary work. We will learn and grow together through this process of lifelong learning. 

     

    I want you to feel safe, empowered and successful in my class. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, need support or just want to connect. I look forward to the year ahead!!

     

    -Ms. Turner